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Juror: Elizabeth AvedonDeadline: Monday, May 27, 2019Gallery exhibition: July 18 - August 10, 2019Exhibition prints due: July 2, 2019
Humankind’s relationship with water is complex. It sustains life. It’s a source of beauty and wonder, and is itself an environment for a staggering variety of life. It can be devastating in its destructive force, and equally devastating by its absence. Our relationship with water has always been an uncertain one, and climate change makes the relationship even more unpredictable. But that does not diminish the serenity of a still lake, or the joy of children splashing in puddles after a rain. For this exhibit, we seek images that describe our relationship with the many facets of water.
We are very pleased that Elizabeth Avedon will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery. The recipients of the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award will each be entitled to an online portfolio review by Ms. Avedon.[click image to enlarge]
Elizabeth Avedon is an independent curator, photography book designer and writer. As former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, Art Director for Ralph Lauren Media, and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, and for curating exhibitions at New York’s Leica Gallery. She has been a contributor to L’oeil de la Photographie / The Eye of Photography since 2014, profiling events and notable leaders in the world of photography.
Along with leading advanced photo-editing and book design workshops in Vermont, Chicago, and Santa Fe, Elizabeth continues to participate in many portfolio reviews including the New York Times Lens Review, Review Santa Fe, FilterPhoto Festival, Photolucida and both the Icelandic Photography Festival 2018 and Landskrona Foto Festival 2017 Review in Sweden. She was on the jury for the 8th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award in Paris in 2017, and juried the 22nd Annual Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography. She is also an instructor in both the BFA Photography and Video and Masters in Digital Photography programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York.
In 2017, Elizabeth received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Focus Awards.